School district, union agree on new contract |

School district, union agree on new contract

Representatives of the local California School Employees Association (CSEA) union and the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District announced a new contract agreement Wednesday night. Classified employees, the non-certificated school-support personnel, such as librarians, bus drivers, custodians, and lunch workers, voted 64 to 62 to accept an offer from the district for a 7 percent salary increase retroactive to Jan. 1, 2006, and a one-time, 2 percent payment based on members’ 2004-2005 salary, which will be paid to employees by April 1.The salary increase will help employees pay for the mounting costs of their medical coverage, though the contract agreement did not address insurance directly. “We wanted more medical coverage,” said CSEA president Dina Krider. “It’s so expensive for us that some people are only bringing home half their paycheck. It’s not what everybody wanted, but so many people are in need of money that any amount is a blessing.”

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